Avatar : The Last Airbender - Toph Beifong Puff
This blog is cute. XD
Can we just take this moment to appreciate that Uncle Iroh just invented boba tea?
i love him 473289x more than i already did now
The four nations of Avatar - hoodies.
holy shit i want an earth one
I’m chucking my money at the screen but nothing is happening!!
oh my goodness
Someone added these really old drawings of Indian!Dangerous Ladies to every A:TLA group on Deviantart recently, and suddenly they’re getting a lot of attention.
Unfortunately, it’s also led a lot of people to think these drawings mean I am a fan of “The Last Airbender” movie, which I am most certainly not. (I was sent notes by some folks trying to recruit me to “show support” for a sequel… nonononono)
I just thought it would be interesting to see the Dangerous Ladies as they might have been interpreted, since they were my favorite characters and I really love Indian fashion/design. (Even if the movie wasn’t accurate in the least.)
Mai looks more like a Star Wars character but that’s because I was trying to imitate the film’s half-assed mishmash cultural influences. XD;
Appa’s saddle strongly resembles the lotus flower on Buddha statues.
The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment.
Their enlightenment is reflected in their art, clothing etc which are heavily based on Buddhism. I will point out and provide references for that in later posts.
This weekend at the American Library Association, Dark Horse announced Yang and Gurihiru will return for a second “Avatar: The Last Airbender” graphic novel series called “The Search,” which explores the biggest unsolved mystery in “Avatar” lore: what happened to Prince Zuko’s mother?
CBR News spoke with Yang, a longtime “Avatar: The Last Airbender” fan, about his work on “The Search,” wrapping up “The Promise, his feelings about “Legend of Korra,” the challenge of linking the two shows and their characters together and the return of Princess Azula.
Speaking of Zuko’s family, what’s Azula been up to? Her stay in the Fire Nation mental institution has got to be incredibly interesting.
In “The Search,” we’ll see what a prolonged stay in a Fire Nation mental institution does to a person.
- Ancient/World Avatars - The one that started it all.
- Air Nomads - The different Air Nations, as influenced by South America, Africa, and East Asia
- Earth Nation - The different states of the Earth Nation, as influenced by the North American Southwest, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
- Water Nation - Water peoples! As influenced by Hawaii, Mongolia, and Madagascar.
- Fire Nation - A look at the last and final part of the Worldbending series - the Fire Nation! As influenced by Mesoamerica, India, and Japan.